After several arrests and recent problems with the law, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon, has decided to check himself into rehab and seek help.
The 44-year-old actor who rose to popularity with his role as Xander Harris in the popular WB/UPN show, has been battling with depression, alcoholism and substance abuse issues. This isn´t the first time for the actor who previously entered rehab in 2004 and 2010.
Brendon´s rep confirmed the news in his official facebook page with the following post:
Earlier today, with the support of his professional team, his friends, and his family, Nicky entered a rehabilitation facility in California to treat his depression, alcoholism, and substance abuse problems. He’s taking the steps necessary to better his health and give himself, and his fans, the gift of a healthy lifestyle.
He has been aware of his problems for some time- and with each new challenge, he gained a greater understanding of what needed to be done to overcome these obstacles and move forward with his life. Since his arrest last October, Nicky had tried several treatment methods- from therapy, to outpatient services- only to realize recently that he needed to take an extended break and treat the underlying issues of his illnesses.
Nicky will not be attending any events during the months of June and July- but has plans to return to the circuit in late summer after he has successfully completed his treatment program. We ask that this page be filled with positive messages as we support Nicky on his road to recovery. Words of encouragement can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may forward them to him during his time away.
Thank you for all of your love and support of all things Nicky.
Xo- Andrea Albin//BBE
We sincerely support Brendon and wish him the best, hoping he can fully recover from any problems he has by finally getting the help he needs.